Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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November 16, 2012

Ethel Lusk

HERNDON — Ethel Rozella Lusk, 92, of Herndon, W.Va., died Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at home surrounded by family. She was born July 18, 1920, in Lillybrook, W.Va., the daughter of the late Lillie Mae and Luther Jennings Lilly.

Ethel Lusk was a full-time homemaker and worked for a short time for the United States Postal Service. She was a charter member of the Bud Missionary Baptist Church. She was the oldest of five siblings. On February 8, 1947, she married Eugene Lusk.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Archie Lilly; brother-in-law, Glennis Stidam; and great-grandson, Mason Alexandrow.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Eugene Lusk; son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Linda Lusk of Basin; daughter and son-in-law, Dixie and Steve Fox of Elon, N.C.; and son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Judy Lusk of Prestonsburg, Ky.; granddaughter and husband,  Missy and Aaron Thompson of Culloden, W.Va.; granddaughter and husband, Tonya and Richard Nkhata of Hamilton, Ohio; granddaughter and husband, Crystal and Gary Morrison of Leitchfield, Ky.; grandson, Kevin Lee of Elgin, Ill.; granddaughter Jackie  Weeks of Richmond, Ky.; granddaughter and husband, Kim and Shawn Miller of Harlan, Ky.; grandson and wife, Todd  and Audra Hatfield of Pineville, Ky. Eugene and Ethel have 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers and wives, Junior and Naomi Lilly of Pineville, W.Va., Arnold and Donna Lilly of Roanoke, Va.; one sister, Sophia Stidam of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Gladys Lilly.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 noon today, November 16, 2012 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Naomi Kaufman officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Pallbearers will be Kevin Lee, Richard Nkhata, Gary Morrison, Aaron Thompson, Shawn Miller and Sim Lee. Honorary pallbearer will be Austin Miller.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern WV, Inc., P. O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV  25801.

Friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon today, Friday, November 16 at Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

To view a video tribute to Mrs. Lusk or send the family online condolences please visit

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